Catherine Cooper

Catherine Cooper portrait image to appear alongside the Catherine Cooper biography.

Catherine Cooper has taught in primary schools for 29 years. Her love of history, myths, legends and the Shropshire countryside gave her the ideal grounding to write an extraordinary magical fantasy adventure. Book 2 in the Jack Brenin series, Glasruhen Gate, is due out in the spring of 2010. Before that Catherine has two other books ready to be published, Hawke & Co. and Hanging Gate Hall. To find out more about The Golden Acorn visit

Fantasy Book Review interviewed Catherine in September 2010 and asked her whether being a primary school teacher for 29 years gave her a better understanding of what made children tick. To which she replied:

"From my experience children love humour, a bit of magic and a good adventure. I tried to cater for everyone’s tastes in my book… all the locations are real and there’s lots of history in the book too. For those who love words, all the ‘words of power’ are either Latin or Welsh. There are also a lot of hidden Shropshire myths and legends incorporated into the book."

Catherine Cooper books reviewed